Driving along I-70 from Lawrence back to Topeka last week, I smiled.
Someone.. and I believe it's the National Park Service.. recently had some highway crews install two very nice looking highway signs encouraging tourists to stop in Topeka and visit the Brown vs. Board of Education Historic Site. These are not your usual green state highway signs. They're a dark tan color with the look and logo of the National Park Service. There are two of them leading west to Topeka, about 15 miles and five miles away. I haven't seen what's on the way in from Manhattan.
It's about time. While the normal drive shows us how to get to Lake Shawnee, the Zoo, or the History Museum.. these Brown vs. Board signs can show visitors where to find important lessons in our heritage. Way to go, National Park Service! Thanks! RH